EI-BED. Boeing 747-130. c/n 19748-44.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Lufthansa German Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - 1970

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines

First flown as D-ABYC - May 13, 1970

Accepted by Lufthansa at Seattle - May 23, 1970

The aircraft was named 'Bayern' at Seattle

Sold to ITEL Corporation - January 09, 1979

Entered onto Irish Aircraft Register as EI-BED - January 09, 1979

Leased to Aer Lingus as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'St Kieran' but then renamed 'St Patrick' - September 29, 1979

Leased to Air Algerie in the basic Aer Lingus livery with small stickers - October 15, 1979

Returned to Aer Lingus at the end of the lease - April 01, 1980

Leased to Air Jamaica in the basic Aer Lingus livery with full titles and tail logo - November 15, 1986

Returned to Aer Lingus at the end of the lease - April 16, 1987

Leased to the Qantas Airways in the Aer Lingus livery - November 30, 1987

It operated its first Qantas revenue service London - Frankfurt - Baharain - Singapore - Melbourne -

Sydney as QF864 - November 30, 1987

This aircraft was operated by Aer Lingus technical crews with Qantas supplying the cabin crews

It operated its final Qantas revenue service Melbourne - Sydney - Singapore - Bahrain - Frankfurt-

London as QF863 - February 24, 1988

Returned to Aer Lingus at London (Heathrow) at the end of the lease - February 25, 1988

Leased to Lan Chile in the standard Lan Chile livery - December 14, 1988

Returned to Aer Lingus at the end of the lease - March 05, 1990

Sold to Aer Lingus by GATX at the end of the lease - April 30, 1993

It operated its final Aer Lingus revenue service - October 05, 1994

Withdrawn from use and stored at Dublin

Ferried Dublin - Tucson - Marana for storage - February 08, 1995

Sold to Westco International - July 1996

Sold to Jetaway Aviation Services - July 1996

Cancelled from Irish Aircraft Register - July 1996

The aircraft was scrapped at Marana - August 1996

 

EI-BED. Aer Lingus - in the standard livery at Tarbes Lourdes Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-042.)

EI-BED. Aer Lingus - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 29, 1987.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4635-545.)

EI-BED. Aer Lingus - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-600.)

EI-BED. Aer Lingus - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-043.)

EI-BED. LanChile - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-044.)

EI-BED. Aer Lingus - in the basic LanChile livery at Tarbes Lourdes Airport, April 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-966.)